TAMIU Sets Two Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 13

TAMIU Sets Two Commencement Ceremonies;
Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez to Address

This year’s Commencement at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will see two Exercises held Saturday, Dec. 13.

With one of the largest graduating classes in its history, the ceremony will be divided—one ceremony in the morning at 10 a.m. for students graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education, and the second taking place at 3 p.m. for the A. R. Sanchez School of Business and College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Both will take place outdoors on the University green. In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies will move into the Kinesiology and Convocation Building.

Ricardo SanchezRetired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, who commanded group troops in Iraq from 2003-2004, will provide the Commencement Address.

Sanchez became commander of V Corps 1st Armored Division. He then assumed command of the entire corps in 2003 and also became commander of coalition ground forces in the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq.

Since retirement, he has written “Wiser in Battle: A Soldier's Story,” that details his rise from an impoverished Texas childhood to highest-ranking Hispanic officer in the Army. The autobiography also offers his blunt and eye-opening assessment of the war in Iraq.

For additional information on Fall Commencement at TAMIU, call the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, e-mail prmis@tamiu.edu, or click on tamiu.edu.

A comprehensive Commencement micro Web site for University candidates for graduation and their guests is available at tamiu.edu/commencement

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu